Champagne Bottle Sizes

By Gayot Editors

What’s the difference between ordering a split of Champagne and a magnum of Champagne? The magnum is actually eight times larger than the split. Traditionally, wine is bottled in ten different sizes, and the names can get rather confusing.

• A standard bottle is 750 ml, or ¾ of a liter.
• A half-bottle, also known as a demi, is pretty straightforward, while a split is half of that, or ¼ of a standard bottle.
• The magnum is the equivalent of two standard bottles, while larger sizes are named typically after ancient kings and biblical characters.

• Below, the full list. You should know it by heart…

NameLiter Capacity# of Standard Bottles
Split.18750.25
Half.375.5
Standard.751
Magnum1.52
Jeroboam34
Rehoboam4.56
Methuselah68
Imperial68
Salamanzar912
Balthazar1216
Nebuchadnezzar1520
Paramount2736